Based on these pics alone, Christina Hendricks definitely puts the "mad" in "Mad Men" -- the buxom redhead was just spotted sporting a handbag that's worth nearly $24,000.

The 37-year-old was seen shopping on trendy Melrose Place in Los Angeles on Monday, carrying a silver and black, American Alligator Farbod Barsum "Isabella" tote. Price tag? $23,980.

Does anyone else think it looks like something you'd transport a bowling ball in?

With tax, this crazy couture amounts to well over $25,000, so we decided to do a little research and come up with other things you could buy for 25 big ones.

According to Consumer Reports, there are over 30 really good, brand new cars you can get for 25Gs or less. Or what about higher education? One year of an Engineering degree at UC Berkley will cost you about 25 thou. Looking to move? There are some decently-sized houses in Tampa, Fl. that will cost you the same price as this handbag.

Or if you have a sweet tooth, you can always shell out your $25,000 for the Frozen Haute Chocolate Sundae at Serendipity 3 in New York.

Included in the treat is a blend of 28 cocoas, infused with five grams of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. Plus you get to take home an 18-karat gold bracelet with diamonds, and the gold and diamond-crusted spoon and goblet set.

Actually, maybe that bag isn't so bad afterall...


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